2004 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2004 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"big legroom" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews

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slikocca writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Accelerates quite well.  New Michelins in correct size made huge improvement.  (Girlfriend bought this truck used 3 years ago from dealer with new tires installed by them in the wrong size.)

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Huge blind spots at mirrors & A columns.  Ride could be better.  Wheels are a unique bolt pattern.

slikocca
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I Would Not Have Bought It, But Girlfriend Likes It. — Fun to drive but requires 101% concentration due to the nasty blind spots. Girlfriend loves blowing away a Supra or Tundra accelerating down the on-ramp but they don't seem to like it much. We do all the work on it for the three years and 35K miles we have had it, so been very reasonable to maintain so far.

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wes604 writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

Pros

After Market Flowmaster

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Dent in bumper :(

wes604
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Sweet Dodge Dakota — This truck has exceptionally low miles for a 2004 truck (less then 9,000 miles avg. per year) and has every extra you could want with the addition of an after market exhaust. It's in excellent mechanical condition with no leaks. Great truck! Thanks for looking.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ellery writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Plus Crew Cab SB Review
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Prefect size.  Gas milage not too bad

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V6 isn't the most powerful.  

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I Love My Truck — I really like my truck. Crew cab is the only way to go. Fun to drive with manual trans. I like the look of the 2nd Gen Dakotas alot more than the ugly new ones. Really awesome truck. The only thing I wish is that there were more aftermarket parts (like lift kits and performance chips) available.

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Wolfknyte writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SXT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Nice little truck.  Good gas mileage and has been super reliable for me.  4x4 works like a champ.

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Just too small for me personally, and not a huge dodge fan.  

Wolfknyte
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Great Little Truck — I inherited this truck when my dad passed away. It is great for what it is; a small truck. I am just not all that fond of the styling or the size. I prefer something a little bit bigger. For anyone who is looking for a small, reliable, well behaved truck for light use, this would be an excellent choice.

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Steven writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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Flat out its just a beast. Durable, powerful and a true workhorse, dodge really outdid themselves with this truck

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the gas milage...and the differential when its in 4wd is only one way so all 4 tires turn at the same rate which makes turning impossible on dry pavement, but in snow/mud its a blast

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All Around Great Truck To Own. — Props, it really gets up and goes for only having that little 4.7 in her. Gas mileage is terrible, but its a truck. It gives you that truck feeling with out the high placed seating from a Ford f series or a Chevy k10 of the same era. The Powertech 4.7 is a workhorse, wish i had a 5.9 magnum, but we've towed a 4,200lb car with a 500 lbs trailer for over 100 miles, twice and the truck takes it in stride like it wants more. If you take care of this truck she'll last a LONG time, ours is 8 years old and people are amazed when i tell them that.

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William writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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everything

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mpg

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I Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — i love this truck!!!!!!!!!!! added aftermarket products to make more fun for kids.... easy to dismantle and put back together after upgrades.. love the wide 17 x 9 in stock wheels.....and oh i forgot... man does this thing have some power!!!!!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nic writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport Plus 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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ability to handle alberta winters, especially drifted backroads. Decent highway fuel mileage.

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doesn't like to shift into overdrive in colder weather, and tailgate doesn't like to stay close in the cold

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Reliable And Capable For A General Use Vehicle. Good For A College Student — Good 4x4, good power. decent pulling for a midsize truck. just about 120,000 and very few issues. 4.7 V8 has a nice rumble with a dynomax exhaust. Decent fuel mileage on highway. Looks good, simple interior. I enjoy driving it. Handles the larger tires well, doesn't take much extra power to turn them.

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William writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SXT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Looks really cool and runs good

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Gas mileage isnt the best

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Dodge Dakota — I love it its a 2004 Dodge Dakota 4x4 with the SXT package its fast and easy to handle its got a nice blue color and everybody loves the color the only thing is the gas mileage isnt the best but its not too bad

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2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SXT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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its loud

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it has a custom grill that stops me from opening the hood without a pin

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A Perfect Truck For Me — its awesome. It has 4.7 liter v8 and handles great. it is a little custom with straight pipes and a fancy grill. 16 to 20 mileage. The windows are great.they roll down. and if i'm in a bad mood, it chears me up to go for a drive

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David writes:
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nothing

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transmission blew

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Crummy Transmission — Transmission blew out at 65,000 or so. Did drive from Connecticut to Texas in it. Gas isn't bad, neither is the regular maintenance. It is all right to drive, not a thrill seekers vehicle, but steady. I just hate that the transmission blew out.

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Love This Truck By mnbrat

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1988 Dodge Dakota Reviews

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1989 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Grate Little Truck By Charles

i liked every thing, not really any dislikes truck drives grate solid after all these years ,built so i can work on it not vary many truck that could have lasted this long of the newer built ones, th... Read More

A Mediokre At Best Little Truck By Coronajeep

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1990 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Fun Little Truck. By Frederick

1990 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9 L V6, Automatic, 4 wheel drive. I bought this truck new in Pittsburgh, May 1990. The little truck drove very well in the snow(s) of Pittsburgh and I once (no ‘S**T) had 2... Read More

Money Pit By Bob

fast in a line, high build quality, great acceleration, not so great deceleration (always fun to see if it stops in time), looks dusty, costs too much to use, loud and lumpy cam, not much interior a... Read More

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1991 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Best Truck In The World By Colton

It is the perfect truck dont want another one for a long time. It handles good and it breaks good. It will get up and go if you want it to. I have had alot of fun and good memories in this truck. Read More

Lots Of Power In A Lil Truck By David

I picked this truck up for $600. im a scrapper and this truck can handle alot of weight for a lil truck. its got the v8 in it so it has plenty of power when u hit that throttle. unfortunatly its sitti... Read More

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